Although the biggest banks are pulling back from go-go consumer lending, community banks are staying the course.

The industry as a whole, led by the largest consumer lenders, started beating a retreat from consumer loans in the first quarter. But community banks did just the opposite: They continued their slow, steady growth in the sector.

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